Samba Fogo is spreading the joy of Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance through classes, workshops and camps all year for both adults and children, located at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S in downtown Salt Lake City. You can check out our CALENDAR for more dates and times. Don’t forget to subscribe to our calendar feed and latest news updates.


If you are interested in performing as a drummer with Samba Fogo, please start by attending our classes and workshops. Attendees are provided with helpful information including access to instructional videos, audio, and notation. We are always looking for more drummers, so we encourage you to get involved! If you are interested in performing as a dancer with Samba Fogo, start by attending our weekly dance class on Thursday evenings, and watch for our next dance audition – we typically hold two dance auditions per year.

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Classes Workshops Camps Educational Outreach

Weekly Dance Class

Our Thursday dance class is offered year-round on a drop-in basis and is accompanied by live drumming

  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Located at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S.
  • $12 drop-in or $100 for a ten-class card
  • Learn Samba and many other Brazilian dance styles including Samba Reggae, Afro-Samba, Afro-Brazilian, Orixa Movement, and more.

Please pay online or arrive 10 minutes early to pay with cash or check before class.


Multiple month-long workshops are offered throughout the year for drumming and dance and include specialized styles such as fire spinning, Orixa Dance Movement, and Malandro (Male) style Samba. All drum workshop participants are encouraged to join the Samba Fogo Bateria, to continue to learn the rhythms and grooves of Brazil for free and perform with us.

I giggle to myself as I remember each instant I tried so hard to make my drum meet the rhythm of everyone else. It’s easy to be the best me I can be when everywhere I look I see people who are laughing and working hard.

Kids Camps – Samba Criança

Summer kids’ camps are offered every year and are wildly popular. Young students from all over the Wasatch Front participate in these fun and inspiring camps. Students learn hands-on Brazilian drumming, dance, song and folklore, creating a final performance for friends and family on the final day of the camp.

For the young, playing music together is a way of deeply interacting with one another, evoking a devotion to excellence, the discipline of working together and the interdependence between sections, voices and instruments.

Educational Outreach

Samba Fogo offers guest classes and workshops to local schools, studios, companies and programs. We offer programming in Brazilian drum and dance for students grades K-12 as well as adults in professional, studio, and pre-professional settings.


Our teaching artists are highly qualified and well-trained professionals with several years of teaching experience.

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